31 October 2006

The Last Post

The Last Post is the name of a database based on short death notices for Royal Canadian Legion members with military backgrounds. These have been published in the Legion Magazine since 1928, although the online database only goes back to February 1990. It contains over 109,000 names and will increase as further entries are published. Considering that Canada lacks a facility like the Social Security Death Index of the US, or the GRO index to death registrations in England and Wales, a database like this is a good resource to know.

The Legion promises to gradually add entries from earlier editions.

Find the search page here.

As I wrote this I realized it would be appropriate if I were ending the blog. I hope you're not disappointed.